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LIFE. SAVED. TAKING CARE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. “Last fall, I had a really bad car accident that left me unconscious for days. Thankfully, the trauma team at Osceola Regional gave me a second chance at life. They went above and beyond in every way. I spent five weeks in the trauma unit recovering from several broken bones and a shattered pelvis. Now I’m able to use a walker, and I’m confident I’ll be walking again on my own pretty soon.” — Liza

Osceola Regional Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Center has transformed care for critically injured patients in Osceola County and beyond. Our experts are here 24/7, saving time and saving lives, giving patients like Liza a second chance at life.

To learn more about the Level II Trauma Center at Osceola Regional Medical Center, visit us online:

OsceolaRegional.com/trauma View our survivors album on Facebook.

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MAGAZINE

features WOMAN'S HEALTH CENTERS

Celebrating Growth And 11 years in Osceola County

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Cover Story

Summer Fashion Trends

from ROZ & ALI. See what is HOT for the summer season!

From general gynecological care to high risk pregnancies to hormone therapy, WHC physicians are experienced in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a comprehensive range of women’s health concerns regarding gynecology, obstetrics, and urogynecology.

departments HEALTH

Staying fit and healthy WOMEN’S EMOTIONAL WELLNESS p6-9 HAVE YOU HAD A SKIN CHECK LATELY? p14

LIFE & WORK

Tips and stories for everyday life A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VETERINARIAN p15 MOTHER'S DAY SHOUT OUTS p16-17 SUMMER BREAK IN FLORIDA p18-19 SHARING SECURITY WITH MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY p20 4 REASONS YOUR SIDE HUSTLE IS NOT MAKING MONEY YOU NEED IT TO MAKE p22-23

HOME & STYLE

All the goods of living in Osceola RECIPES p24-25 HAIR DAY p26-27 SUMMER FASHION TRENDS FROM ROZ & ALI p28-29

COMMUNITY & PLAY People, events and activities

OSCEOLA MEMORY GARDENS p30-31 SUMMER FUN CHECKLIST p31 DIY FATHER'S DAY GIFTS p32 WOMEN ON THE RISE p34-35 Have You Considered Running For Political Office?

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Dear Osceola Women,

Here we are with summer quickly approaching! Sunshine, water, bathing suits and sun kissed skin will be the norm for most of us. I love anything that has to do with the water or outdoors. Enjoying nature is one of my favorite past times. I hope you & your family have fun while soaking up there sun! Speaking of sun, Associates in Dermatology’s article on page 14, talks about early detection of skin cancer! This is very important for us since we live in the sunshine state. So flip on over to read their article and make sure to make an appointment to have your skin checked. Early detection is important! On page 28, you will find an article written by ROZ & ALI clothing store. I LOVE this store! This article brings you update information on this year’s summer styles. Make sure to stop by and see them at The Loop. It’s always a plus shopping there because the ladies there are great and always so nice! This issue, we added some fun ideas for you and the kids. We’ve got a great Summer Checklist on page 31. These ideas are for either rain or shine! Then, over on page 32 we researched DIY Father’s Day gifts! Wow, there are some cute ideas so make sure you check them out!

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Women’s Emotional Wellness

Mindfulness, Self-Talk, and Saying “No” Written by Judith Mitchell, MSW LCSW

Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week - sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health – a national effort to empower women to make their own health a priority. One means to this end is for women to pay more attention to their mental health. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that each year one in five American women suffer from a mental health problem such as depression, PTSD, or an eating disorder. More than twice as many women as men have been diagnosed with anxiety, and women are almost twice as likely to experience depression.1 Luckily, there has been significant progress in mental healthcare

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over the past few years. Research in the areas of genetics, neuroplasticity, psychotropic medications, and evidenced-based treatment modalities has led to dramatic improvements in treatment outcomes. Unfortunately, many women do not seek treatment, as they are afraid of the stigma associated with mental health treatment..

There is a false belief that mental illness is a sign of weakness of character, but it is in fact due to chemical imbalance in the brain and poor coping skills in response to environmental factors. There is also a myth that recovery only occurs with medications or spending years talking with a doctor about your past. In fact profound improvement is achieved without medications. Studies shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is as effective as medication, and its effects are more enduring.2


There are multiple types of therapists and interventions. There are providers who treat specific conditions, such as learning disabilities, trauma, substance abuse, relationship issues, anger management, eating disorders, or grief. The goal of therapy is that the clients will become independent of the therapeutic relationship. Therapy is a success when the coping mechanisms that the client has learned become habitual. Some of these coping mechanisms include: Keeping a journal. Writing down thoughts and goals can improve a person’s outlook, promote creativity, offer distraction, and create a venue to express gratitude. Practice mindfulness. Women often take pride in being able to “multitask”, but in actuality, when several things are done at once, nothing is done well. Mindfulness supports focus on the present moment by letting go of regrets from the past and fears about the future.

sugar, and inflammation. By recognizing false alarms, one can stop the brain from sending the body into a tailspin. Positive self-talk. Everyone has an internal critic that offers negative encouragement when support is needed. Self-esteem is improved by challenging that critic and using positive affirmations such as, “You got this,” or, “I will do my best.” Set aside worry time. Many women are great worriers! Worrying is the fastest ticket out of the present moment. By setting aside and limiting the amount of time one allows herself to worry, one is better prepared to enjoy the here and now. Learn to say “No”. Learn how to set boundaries and limits with others by using assertive communication. Getting active. Research has shown that exercise improves mood by increasing serotonin (the same neurotransmitter that is targeted by antidepressants).

Recognizing false alarms. The brain’s automatic response system reacts quickly to potential dangers in the environment by releasing hormones and neurotransmitters – cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. Over time, repeated activation of the stress response can cause medical complications, such as high blood pressure, a decreased immune system, increased blood

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HEALTH Physical activity is also shown to improve sleep habits, which is known to have a positive effect on the brain.3 Eating with health in mind. Multiple studies have found that eating a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruits, unprocessed grains, fish, moderate in lean meat and dairy, with little-to-no processed food and sugars has shown a 25% to 35% lower risk of depression, than those eating a typical Western diet.4 Talking it out with others. Reach out to friends and family for help, but if they cannot provide the resources

needed, know that there are other options.

“Probably the biggest

If you feel you might benefit from supportive counseling, call the Treatment Referral Routing Service at 1-800-6624357. This helpline provides free, 24-hour, confidential referrals to mental health providers and information about mental or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in both English and Spanish.

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insight... is that a place, but also a process... Happiness is an ongoing process of fresh challenges to continue to be happy.� -Ed Diener

Judith Mitchell is a Psychotherapist for the Osceola Regional Outpatient Behavioral Health Department. Judi has served our community for over 25 years, working with diverse clients in medical, residential, and mental health settings.

Sources 1. Rhonda S. Karg, Jonaki Bose, Kathryn R. Batts. (2014). Past year mental disorders among adults in the United States: results from the 20082012 mental health surveillance study. SAMHSA. 2. DeRubeis RJ, Siegle GJ, Hollon SD. (2008). Cognitive therapy vs. medications for depression: Treatment outcomes and neural mechanisms. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 9(10):788-796. doi:10.1038/nrn2345. 3. Weir, Kristen. (2011). The exercise effect. Monitor on Psychology. 12 (42): 11. 48. 4. Sarris J et al. (2015). Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry. 2 (3): 271-274. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00051-0.

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Wellness. Healing. Community. For over a decade, the physicians and staff at Woman’s Health Centers have been caring for patients in Osceola County and beyond. From general gynecological care to high risk pregnancies to hormone therapy, WHC physicians are experienced in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a comprehensive range of women’s health concerns regarding gynecology, obstetrics, and urogynecology.

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The practice has grown over the years – Woman’s Health Centers is made up of twelve physicians who are spread out among six offices (Kissimmee, Hunter’s Creek, Poinciana, Celebration, Avalon Park, and Oviedo). Most of the practice’s providers have privileges at Osceola Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital Celebration, and some specialize in areas such as gynecological oncology (Dr. Sara DeNardis) and maternal fetal medicine (Dr. Thomas Myles). Some of WHC’s

physicians are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. The physicians at Woman’s Health Centers have served on several medical boards, directed and advised residency programs, and earned recognition from their peers for the research they’ve done in women’s health. Currently, the practice’s physicians are clinical professors/educators at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Woman’s Health Centers prides itself on maintaining modern, clean offices with the most up-to-date technology for ultrasound imaging, minimally-invasive robotic surgery, and more. The practice accepts most major insurance carriers and offers discounted fees for uninsured/self-pay patients. If you’re looking for a family of physicians that is committed to women’s health, Woman’s Health Centers would be honored to partner with you to reach your health and wellness goals.


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ADDRESSING

High Risk Pregnancies AT THE MFM CLINIC OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic of Central Florida specializes in caring for women with the most advanced treatments and diagnosis for high risk pregnancies. It is a part of the Woman’s Health Centers family and the first of its kind in Osceola County. Pregnant women might consider having a conversation with Thomas Myles, MD, if they: • Have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease, etc. • Have a history of complications during pregnancy, such as premature delivery, miscarriage, preeclampsia, or gestational diabetes • Have a family history of genetic disorder • Are 35 years of age or older by the time of delivery • Have multiple gestation • Have a suspected problem during the pregnancy 12 osceolawoman.com | MAY/JUNE 2018

At the MFM Clinic of Central Florida, specialists and sonographers use the latest equipment to monitor a baby’s growth and well-being. Dr. Myles manages high risk pregnancies and most pregnancy complications, including multiple pregnancies, maternal medical diseases, placental abnormalities, fetal anomalies, genetic disorders, and infectious diseases. Dr. Myles is a board-certified Ob/Gyn and MFM physician with a deep interest in helping high risk mothers and at-risk babies. You can reach the MFM Clinic at 407-201-7257.

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Woman’s Health Centers offers a variety of aesthetic treatments and hormone therapy at the Kissimmee and Celebration offices. Hormone therapy - BioTe® - As we age, hormone production changes, and hormonal imbalance can occur as a result. Unbalanced hormones can have a variety of side effects and symptoms. WHC offers hormone therapy by way of BioTe®’s BHRT pellet therapy and/or Nutraceuticals – overall, less invasive than weekly or twiceweekly shots and more effective than creams. Vaginal rejuvenation - ThermiVa® - Get your pre-baby body back with laser vaginal rejuvenation. ThermiVa® is a nonsurgical treatment option that relies on

radiofrequency to rejuvenate collagen in both the internal and external areas of the vagina. There is no pain, no downtime, and you see results right away. Non-surgical fat reduction - CoolSculpting® The CoolSculpting® procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. The treatment only lasts about an hour and patients can return to regular activities the same day. While some patients may see

GYN Oncology of Osceola specializes in caring for women who are facing gynecologic cancer and related issues. The office is part of the Woman’s Health Centers family. Women might consider contacting the GYN Oncology office if they are looking for a compassionate physician regarding cervical, vaginal, uterine,

results as early as three weeks after their first treatment, the most dramatic results are usually seen between one and three months following treatment. Skin revitalization - Cutera® - Cutera®’s skin revitalization procedures utilize non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely, and effectively treat fineline wrinkles, diffuse excessive redness, and help manage large pores, uneven skin texture, and scars. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. To learn more about any of the Woman’s Health Centers Medspa procedures, call 407-518-1074 to schedule a consultation.

ovarian, endometrial, or vulvar cancer diagnosis and treatment. Sara DeNardis, DO, is a board-certified Ob/Gyn who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. DeNaris uses cutting-edge technology to address gynecologic malignancies. You can reach the GYN Oncology office at 407-279-5929.

• If you are not avoiding pregnancy, take a prenatal vitamin with 400mg of folic acid before conception to help prevent birth defects. • Get a yearly well-woman exam including a pelvic examination. Some professional organizations advocate against yearly pelvic exams in patients without symptoms, but it's such a vital part of a woman's well-being to be sure nothing treatable/preventable goes undetected. • Use reliable sources for health information on the internet. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has excellent patient resources, from procedure explanations to preventative health topics, all in plain English and Spanish, free to patients at www.acog. org/patients.

Learn more about womens’ health, categorized by age, at www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw!

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Let’s Be Honest: Have You Had a Skin Check Lately? Skin cancer rates are skyrocketing in the US. In fact, one in five Americans is diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives. It is the most common form of cancer with more new cases than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Recent studies show that it can result as an accumulative effect from sun damage (90% in the case of nonmelanoma skin cancers!). Florida’s nearly yearround high temperatures means we are all at a higher risk.

What are the different types of Skin Cancer? • MELANOMA is the deadliest of all skin cancers (It causes more than 75% of skin cancer deaths). One American dies of melanoma almost every hour.

• BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (BCC) is the most frequently occurring skin cancer. Though they are generally easily treated, BCCs tend to keep growing if untreated, and in rare cases can start to spread. • SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA (SCC) is the second most frequently occurring skin cancer. An estimated 65% of them arise in lesions previously diagnosed as AKs (see below). Most are easily treated, but if not removed, some can metastasize, becoming life-threatening.

Early detection of skin cancer is key! Cure rates are high and recurrence rates are low for skin cancers that are CAUGHT AND TREATED EARLY. It is important to check for changes in size, shape and color of pigmented areas.

• ACTINIC KERATOSES (AKS) are pre-cancers that can turn into SCC if left untreated. They are often an early stage in the development of skin cancer.

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A Day in the Life of... … a practicing veterinarian. | By Dr. Gary A. Borgman |

Long ago, I realized that there is no such thing as a typical day in practice for me as a companion animal veterinarian. I once quipped to my staff, that our appointment schedule is only a suggestion of how the day might go! Yes, we schedule appointments for wellness visits, surgeries, dental procedures, rechecks for previously treated conditions, and diagnostics procedures such as X-ray examinations, laboratory draws, etc. but it is the “things that come up” which can really make the day challenging, and unpredictable. One thing for certain, it is seldom boring or routine. We thrive on problem solving and serving our clients and patients. Today I would like to cover some of the more common and uncommon questions and situations which present at our clinics. Of course, vomiting and diarrhea cases are common and we sometimes hear that it must have been something he/she ate. Yes indeed, dogs and cats often ingest inappropriate things. This is called pica and can include bones, garbage, spoiled food, lizards, and frogs, and of course fecal material found on the ground. Fortunately, dogs and cats vomit readily when they eat inappropriate or spoiled

materials and that is a good thing. It gets the offending material out before much damage can occur. Grass is often ingested by dogs and cats and we are often asked why? My standard answer is that eating grass is normal behavior, it usually causes vomiting and it is mostly a harmless event. Of course grass with recently applied lawn chemicals can be a different story! I recently read an article by a respected veterinarian who offered SIX REASONS WHY

DOGS EAT GRASS:

• Dogs eat grass when their stomach is upset, they eat to purge themselves. • It could be a way of easing an upset stomach or gas. • They may be trying to eliminate intestinal worms. • They may be lacking some nutritional deficiency in their diet. • They enjoy grass! • It is a trait they inherited. There is probably some unprovable truth in all these theories, but I stick to my guns. Grass eating and the subsequent

vomiting is a common, normal canine and feline behavior. Dogs and cats are not ruminants, they cannot digest grass. If it stays down, it will pass through the gastro-intestinal tract green and undigested. A second common presentation is that “my dog must have worms because he is dragging his anal area on the carpet”. This myth is based on the fact that human pinworms can cause itchy anal area in children. Dogs and cats do not get pinworms but of course can and do get a variety of parasites but it is not usually a cause of anal itch. It is usually caused by anal sac issues or dermatitis of the region. We are often asked to check for ear mites because a dog or cat has itchy ears. While ear mites are common in feral and outdoor dogs and cats, they are quite uncommon in well cared for indoor pets. Itchy or painful ears are usually a bacterial/yeast infection, often secondary to allergies. Lastly, I would like to comment that most hair loss in dogs (alopecia) is not due to mange. While Demodectic and Sarcoptic mange do indeed cause hair loss and very itchy skin; the more common underlying causes are allergies and secondary infections. I have written about common skin issues previously for Osceola Woman Magazine and I invite you to check their website for these articles.

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Summer Break in Florida What could possibly go Wrong? | By Eileen Bauman, ARNP |

This is a wonderful time for children and families, most of the schools are out and many families plan trips and enjoy summertime fun. As a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Healthcare Clinic, I see some children and parents that may not be having fun and would like to share a few tips (from experience) that will help you to avoid some of the illnesses and problems I see. Swimming and watersports provide many health benefits, these activities help keep your children active and happy, and they sleep better, too! Let’s keep it that way. So many “swimmer’s

ear” incidents can be easily prevented by wearing ear plugs and using a few drops of an over the counter product for swimmers ear after your water play. Other common problems seen in the Clinic from watersports are sunburn and allergic rashes from suntan lotion. By wearing a light (weight and colored) long sleeve shirt, some burns and skin blisters could be prevented.

If using SPF 15 or higher suntan lotion, test it before covering large areas of your child’s body. You do not want to see your beautiful child covered in bright pink blotches! Outdoor summer camp is such a great thing for children, they learn new things, meet new friends, enjoy nature…..

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my child wound up in the emergency room due to her allergy to certain trees! Remember the daily allergy medicine if your child is inclined to seasonal allergies. Occasionally a parent brings the child because there are pinpoint red spots with swollen dime sized itchy areas on the feet or legs or hands after building sand castles or playing in the park and picnicking. Have you ever heard of sand fleas or mosquitoes? A light spray of a natural repellant could have prevented that awful mess.


I could write a long book about summer safety, keeping your child hydrated with lots of fluids and water, but will only share two more important things to think about during the summer: 1. Please remember to get a physical for your child during the slow season at the clinics you will need one if changing schools, moving or starting school. 2. If your child will be entering 7th grade, make sure he or she has the Tdap Vaccine. This is a requirement and your child will be sent home on the first day if this is forgotten.

Have this done before the school year starts so you don’t have to panic and wait for hours the day before school. Hoping these tips were helpful, honestly when I read this draft to my 24 year old, she rolled her eyes and laughed because she still remembers the earaches, sunburn, bug bites, and allergic reaction. It wasn’t funny at the time. Maybe those things happened so I could share it and help prevent these minor disasters so you can enjoy your summer family fun.

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Sharing Security with Mom on Mother’s Day

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pring is upon us, and it marks two very popular annual events: Mother’s Day and the release of Social Security’s baby name list! There’s no better time to share some security with the people you love. While spending time with your mom on Sunday, May 13, you can help her quickly and easily sign up for a free, online my Social Security account. You can do it from home, which means more time doing the things you want to do together. Signing up for a my Social Security account will give Mom the tools she needs to stay on top of her Social Security benefits. When she signs up at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, she can do a number of things.

If she DOES NOT receive benefits, she can: • Request a replacement Social Security card if she meets certain requirements; • Check the status of her application or appeal. • Get her Social Security Statement, to review: - Estimates of her future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits; - Her earnings once a year to verify the amounts that we posted are correct; and - The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes she’s paid. If she DOES receive benefits, she can: • Request a replacement Social Security card if she meets certain requirements; • Report her wages if she works and receives Disability Insurance benefits; • Get her benefit verification letter; • Check her benefit and payment information and her earnings record; • Change her address and phone number; • Start or change direct deposit of her benefit payment; • Request a replacement Medicare card; and

• Get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S for tax season. Is Mom not yet receiving Social Security benefits and still planning her retirement? Does she need a little help calculating how her benefit amount fits in with her other income sources in retirement? It’s easy to get instant, personalized benefit estimates, too. Our Retirement Estimator is the only source that provides Mom with Social Security estimates based on her own earnings record. This allows her to receive the most accurate estimate of her future retirement benefits. Visit the Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/ estimator. Did you know that you and Mom can also share the 10 most popular male and female baby names of 2017? Social Security is the source for the most popular baby names, and we reveal the new names every year to celebrate Mother’s Day. Be sure to check our site around Mother’s Day at www.socialsecurity.gov/ oact/babynames/.

Sharing information about Social Security and helping Mom sign up for a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount is a meaningful gift that shows you really care.

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Reasons Your Side Hustle is Not Making Money You Need it to Make | By Laura Royer |

If you are like many other women who started a side business to make some extra cash for financial goals, but are not seeing the money, you are not alone. Six years ago, I started a side business while I was working full-time and found it hard initially to earn the money I wanted. Truthfully, I had never owned a business before so there was quite a transition that needed to take place. Here are four things I had to do to build a profitable business to meet my financial goals.

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1 Having the Wrong Mindset It’s no secret that what we do is based on how we think. I struggled with believing that my customer even wanted what I had to offer. I would often hear, “no one is going to want that” or “it’s already being done so why would they buy from me.” I would also talk myself right out of working my business because I let fear of man keep from making customer calls. The fact is I had products women wanted and it was my mindset that was keeping me stuck. Once I shifted, my business grew and so did the money. Action Step: Listen to the thoughts you have about your business and get rid of the thoughts that are hindering your success.

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Let’s just keep it real – we wear too many hats, and this can keep us from working our business. If you want your business to work, you must fit it into your already

overloaded schedule. That means you must create “office hours” to work on your business. It doesn’t mean you have to work it 8 hours a day. It means you need to plan your schedule strategically and create a daily or weekly routine for what must be done for your business to make money. When I worked full-time, my “office hours” were daily during my lunch break and from 5pm to 6pm. Then on certain nights I’d work after dinner for up to 2 hours depending on the day. Action Step: Create a business routine that you can follow. Be sure to use that time wisely to build a profitable business.

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So many fail to do a personal budget much less one for their side business. How you can grow a profitable business if you do not know what it costs you to operate or how much money you need to make? My business budget (including my paycheck) is what helps me know how to work my business and generate the income to support both my business and myself. It also provides clarity for how much time you need to invest in your business for it to generate the money needed.

plan for how to sell your product and generate the money.

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If you are not making a profit, the fact is it’s not a business. The biggest reason women drop out of their side hustle is because they don’t treat it like a job. In the beginning of my own business, I would give myself options regarding whether I wanted to work it or not. This kept my business broke. I soon realized in the same way, I had to go to my job every day, I had to show up in my business. The bottom line is if you want business income, then work it like it’s the job that makes you money. Action Step: Do not give yourself a choice on whether you work or not. It’s not an option if you want it to be profitable. By making these shifts and working your business both strategically and consistently, you should begin to see a profit in your business.

Action Step: Create a budget that includes all the business expenses and your paycheck. Then create a

Laura Royer is the Founder of Catch Your Money. She offers business and financial coaching services. To set up a free discovery call she can be reached at Laura@catchyourmoney.com.

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PINEAPPLE CHICKEN KABOBS Ingredients

• 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts • 1 pineapple • 1 red onion • 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 Tbsp brown sugar • 1/2 tsp ground ginger • 1/2 tsp black pepper • 1 Tbsp canola oil • 2 Tbsp water • 1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce • Pam Grilling Spray

WATERMELON WITH BLUE CHEESE AND PROSCIUTTO Ingredients

• 3 (1/2-inch-thick) watermelon rounds, quartered • 1 tablespoon olive oil • Kosher salt • Freshly ground pepper • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled • Fresh basil leaves • 2 teaspoons bottled balsamic glaze

Instructions

1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat.

Instructions

2. Brush both sides of each watermelon quarter with olive oil, and season with desired amount of salt and pepper.

1. Cut chicken breasts into 2 inch pieces.

3. Cut prosciutto into thin strips.

2. Combine the garlic powder, brown sugar, ground ginger, black pepper, oil, water and soy sauce in a medium size bowl. Whisk until combined.

4. Grill watermelon quarters, without grill lid, 1 minute on each side or until grill marks appear.

3. Toss chicken in mixture until coated. Place in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours to marinate. 4. Cut the pineapple into 2 inch pieces. Slice red onion so you have slices about 1 inch long and wide. 5. Place chicken, pineapple and onions on metal skewer or wood skewer, that has been soaked in water, alternating pieces.

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5. Transfer watermelon to a serving plate; top with blue cheese, prosciutto strips, and fresh basil. Drizzle watermelon with balsamic glaze and serve.


FULLY LOADED BAKED POTATO SALAD GRILLED ASPARAGUS Ingredients

• 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1 teaspoon lemon zest • Garnish: lemon slices, halved

Instructions

Ingredients

• One 5 pound bag medium Russet Potatoes • 1 cup sour cream • 1/2 cup mayonnaise • 1 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled • 1 small onion, chopped • Chives • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese • Salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Wash the potatoes, poke with a fork.

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (300° to 350°). 2. Toss asparagus spears with olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. 3. Grill asparagus, turning occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. 4. Transfer asparagus to a serving tray. Garnish, if desired. Serve warm or chilled.

2. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour (or until tender). 3. Cool and cut the potatoes into bite sized chunks. 4. Chill potatoes in refrigerator to eliminate losing texture. 5. Mix the mayo and sour cream in a bowl. 6. Add to the potatoes, then add the onions, chives, bacon, and cheese. 7. Salt and pepper to taste. 8. Top with extra shredded cheese, bacon, and chives, and serve!

QUICK & EASY BAKED BEANS Ingredients

• 3 cans of pork and beans • ¾ cup of BBQ sauce • ¼ cup of brown sugar • ¼ cup fresh jalapenos, chopped • ¼ onion, diced • 8 slices of bacon, chopped

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a bowl mix the bacon, BBQ sauce, diced onions, brown sugar, and jalapenos. 3. Once mixed add 3 cans of pork and beans. 4. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. 5. Bake for 1 hour until it starts to bubble. 6. Let set for about 10 minutes and then serve.

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hair day Leave in:

| By Victoria Quednau |

Still sharing the same haircare tips, tricks, fashion news and much more bi-monthly, only now from a new location! Working behind the chair in downtown Saint Cloud at The Color Loft at 1025 New York Avenue.

Post shampoo hair loves a little leave in spray. Just a few sprays and it easier to comb through your luscious locks. Most that help with frizz, have heat protection and are protein rich. • It’s a 10 -Miracle Leave In • Paul Mitchell - Marula Oil 3in1 • AG - Remedy Spray

Let’s talk about hair products; people either love them or hate them! Everybody has different hair, that’s why finding what product’s work best for you and your hair comes down to trial and error. Now that doesn't mean I can’t lead you in the right direction for what might be best for your hair type!

I’ll go over some of the products I use for myself and clients at the salon. Just remember; when your spending time and money in a salon, to accomplish the hair of your dream’s, you should also consider what products to use at home. Home care consists of a quality shampoo, conditioner and products to enhance the blow- drying experience, shine, and fullness of your hair. Its very important to take care of your hair properly every day, not just at the salon. I promise you'll thank me later when your color last longer and your hair feels softer!

Pre-Blow Dry:

When I'm blow drying someone’s hair, the first thing I reach for is, Diamond Oil Glow Dry by Redken. A little goes a long way. Not only does it speed up the blow-dry time, but it also adds a tremendous amount of shine to the hair. I mean come on, who doesn't love soft shiny hair?!

**TIP! When applying any product to wet hair, it’s always best to comb or brush your hair after to ensure that the product gets through your hair evenly. Products won’t do their job unless all your hair gets some product love!

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Hair Spray: We can all use a little hairspray in our I don't care what you say! There’s hundreds out there but these are my top three. Light Hold- AG - Frizz Proof Medium Hold- Kenra - Hi Def Hairspray Hard Hold- Paul Mitchell - Extra Body

Heat Protectant:

words enough! I cannot stress these two out bringing that Before you even think ab to your head hot tool anywhere close protection there better be some heat y hair. Most will applied to your wet or dr e importantly, add some shine but mor ll burn your hot tool of choice, wi fore burning your through that product be pretty hair! Heat - Iron in -Matrix - Vavoom Gold control the Press -Paul Mitchell- Hot Off

Dry Shampoo:

Now I only have one recommendation for this category because this is my absolute favorite. You're hearing this from a girl who has tried every dry shampoo out there on the market! It comes in different tints for your hair color, absorbs oils, adds volume all without it making your hair feel gritty and even dirtier! -AG Simply Dry Shampoo

Texture: life

Are you still trying to achieve those beach waves you see all over social media? All you need are these few products! AG Tousled Texture This spray is the BFF your beach waves need. Light and dry spray to give you the perfectly messy look while also adding body. AG Texture Gloss I refer to this product as liquid gold. Heavy enough to moisturize and help with frizz while holding your curl. Yet light enough to still have movement throughout your hair. The best part about it is that it can be used both wet and dry. Living proof - TBD Cream It stands for Tame - Blowout Deconstruct. If your hair is tough to blowout straight put this in wet hair and then blow dry. I love this on second, and third day hair! Apply to waves to help define them or use as a styling cream for twists and braids.

Curls:

Those of us who have curly ha ir know it’s both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, there’s nothing better than full bouncy curls. When its acting ornery, watch out! Thirsty, frizzy hair is never cute but with the help of these curl enhancers you'l l be the cutest! And yes, there are products out there that will help your curls while also leaving them soft to the touch. -Label M - Curl Cream -Redken - Curvaceous.


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Summer Fashion Trends Summer is almost here, and summer fashion trends have arrived at ROZ & ALI. From the “little white dress” to alternate pant lengths and interesting details for tops, it’s going to be a season marked by ease and femininity. Dresses, which are always important in warmweather regions, take a prominent place in summer 2018 fashion. Silhouettes are fuller, allowing for greater comfort and easier movement, and often feature asymmetric details and hemlines – offering a new way to stand out. In particular, off-the-shoulder

and one-shoulder dresses let women feel cooler while enjoying the sunshine. Shirt dresses will also be making a statement this summer, but it’s the jumpsuit that really is making a comeback – this year more stylish and confident than in years past. And a new standout is the “little white dress,” often in textured eyelet, embroidery or lace. This option, like its sister the little black dress, looks crisp and appropriate for just about any summer occasion. Pants often go shorter in summer, but for 2018 a wide range of shortened lengths underscores fashion’s move toward ease and comfort, while still offering ways to look great. Capris are always important, but now cropped pants, culottes, Bermuda shorts and skorts are part of the look. Aside from length, fabric weight gets tweaked as well for this summer, with softer, lighter-weight pants offering a flowy, cooler option that’s particularly feminine. White is again key when it comes to color – especially in timeless, go-anywhere white jeans – but texture and details add interest to even the most basic styles – things like novelty fabrics, embroidery and trims, especially at the hem. The importance of relaxed, breezy styles this summer can’t be overstated. Silhouettes are more voluminous, from the shoulders right down to the pants. Dresses seems to float, skirts are airier, and pants have a wider, fuller leg. Think soft dressing and flouncy, pajama-like comfort – even seen in fluid styles resembling kimono jackets. When it comes to tops, more is more, from knotting and tie details at the shoulder, hem and sleeve, to ruching, smocking and ruffles. Sleeve shapes are Flowy and feminine, this lightweight summer dress in red is spangled with white stars.

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A little drama for a summer day – or evening – in an ankle-length halter dress, accented with ruffles and tassels at the neckline.

Summer’s little white dress, shown here in an off-theshoulder style in delicate eyelet.

Full legs, a shoulder-baring asymmetrical neckline and dramatic layers make this jumpsuit fully on trend for summer 2018.

following the fuller, looser look, too: puff sleeves, bell sleeves and trumpet sleeves are all trending this summer. And that’s all good news, because more and different options for embellishments and details mean it’s easy to find something that fits your style, your mood, or the occasion. The shoulder-baring trend continues, with cold-shoulder, one-shoulder and off-the-shoulder options all

present but refreshed with new details including ties and cut-outs. And look for the detailing and accents seen in pants and tops to take a more exotic, global-inspired turn in many styles – refreshing even dresses. Think handcrafted embroidery, appliques, fringe, tassels, pompoms – even crochet, macramé and beading. These handcrafted elements

update summer accessories as well, with embroidery, seed beads, pomp oms and woven jacquards. Summer 2018 is going to be a beautiful season, flush with femininity and intriguing inspiration. But your best looks will always start with a versatile, confident wardrobe of styles that you love – and that you look great in.

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For 60 years, Osceola Memory Gardens has been providing premier services to families throughout our area. Osceola Memory Gardens owns and operates their own funeral homes (chapels), cemeteries and have the only – onsite working crematory in Osceola County. Whatever the wishes of your loved ones are, they will be met through Osceola Memory Gardens. The majority of Osceola’s residents are familiar with Osceola Memory Gardens but remain unaware of the history behind them. Osceola Woman Magazine recently had the privilege of sitting down with General Manager Terry Roberts and learned many interesting and unique facts about how they have grown to where they are today. In June of 1958, Mr. Horace Phipps began Osceola Memory Gardens. At this time, it consisted of a 12-acre cemetery. In 1983, the Monument Dealers of Florida entered a lawsuit against private cemeteries, stating they had to be able to come in and install markers. Mr. Phipps said that if he had to allow individuals into his private cemetery he was getting out of business. He then sold to Robert Russell. In 1984, 13 additional acres

were purchased on the other side of Boggy Creek Road, which began being developed for burials in 1988. In 2002 they purchased 10 acres from Walter Medlin. The funeral home in St. Cloud opened in 1999 and was followed by Pleasant Hill Road in 2011. The crematory was opened in 2014. Osceola Memory Gardens prides themselves in the level of quality and care and personal attention to each of their families need. The staff truly cares about their “families” and it’s their number 1 priority, to assist in all the customers wishes. This is an extremely difficult time in people’s lives and Osceola Memory Gardens strives to make it as pleasant as possible. As Mr. Roberts said, “everyone offers the same product, but our service and commitment, to our customers, is unparalleled and is what sets us apart from the rest.”. Mr. Roberts began working at Osceola Memory Gardens in 1974. This July he will have been there for 44 years. Horace Phipps (who is Mr. Roberts father-inlaw) hired him to do maintenance work and dig graves. When Mr. Phipps sold the business, the new owners offered Mr. Roberts a management position. In 1996 he bought in as a partner. In their first full year in operation Osceola Memory Gardens did 28 burials and had two employees. When Mr. Roberts began working there in 1974 they had four employees. Today, they have 45 employees and in 2017 they handled a total of 421 burials, inurnments and entombments. The funeral home is reachable 24/7 by phone. With 10 acres remaining undeveloped they still have lots of livelihood remaining and room for even more expansion. The Osceola News Gazette has awarded them with the Reader’s Choice Award for three years

For more information on Osceola Memory Garden’s services you may call 407-847-2494 or visit www/osceolamemgds.com/services

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in a row recognizing them for their exceptional commitment to the families they work with. Osceola Memory Gardens provides services to all religions and cultures. They also offer the option to pre-plan your funeral. By doing so you can establish a plan, ensure your wishes are known, and alleviate your family from having to make those decisions. If you choose this option, you can either pay today or pick your plan and pay payments monthly. By pre-planning your services with them you also lock in today’s price. Osceola County is lucky to have Osceola Memory Gardens to provide first class comfort to all families in their time of need. They have experienced tremendous growth in their first 60 years, the next 60 years are sure to bring even more!

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY & PLAY A solid white tie would be ideal made with synthetic material like polyester over silk. Polyester ties are more cost effective, but most importantly they're a more durable material for kids to work with and hold color better than silk. Decorate using fabric paint, fabric markers, or fabric crayons.

Materials Needed: • white ovenproof platter • ceramic paint • ceramic paint pen • small artist brush

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Write Message to Dad on Platter. Once paint has dried to the touch, flip platter over and sign and date the back of platter. Using ceramic paints and an artist brush, help kids paint a design on rim of platter. Allow paint to dry for 24 hours or amount of time specified in manufacturer's instructions.

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Tip: If you wish, decorate platter with images representing Dad's favorite hobby, like fishing, golf or football. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bake platter for 35 minutes to set the paint. Once cooled, platter is dishwasher safe and ready to use.

In this picture there is a step by step tutorial for making DIY key chain from golf ball. You could use an old golf ball for making this stylish golf ball key chain. If your father loves to play golf then I am sure this I is the best gift idea for him on this Father’s Day.

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Women on the Rise:

Have You Considered Running For Political Office? | By Kari Ewalt |

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ur government affects us in numerous ways every single day of our lives. Americans have the ability to

hold the majority of political offices in our country from the age of 18. Not to mention, we have the right to choose the people who will represent us. Unfortunately, voter turnout in our nation continues to be low and the number of people who choose to run for office is even lower. Most days of the week, our office spends time reminding citizens to be good voters. While this is extremely important, this article will instead focus on reminding citizens to be candidates as well.

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Perhaps you’ve never considered running for any office. Why not? It could be that you don’t know what steps to take to become a candidate. Look no further! Here is what you need to do: 1. Visit the Supervisor of Elections office to receive a candidate packet. 2. File all paperwork included in the packet and choose a Treasurer and a bank for your campaign account. Once you have set yourself up, you would need to get started raising money for your campaign, collecting petitions and getting your name out there. There are more reports


Women have proven that they can win elections at the same rate as men. to be filed throughout your campaign that can be explained to you by Caitlin Germaine, our county’s Candidate Services Coordinator. The reporting system is very user-friendly, and – of course – our staff is always here to help. The Division of Elections for the State of Florida also offers candidate information in the form of guides and handbooks for people who are interested in running. Another possible reason you’ve never considered running for office is your gender. Men are much more likely to become candidates for political than women. A survey conducted by POLITICO/American University found that only 24% of Democratic women and 20% of Republican women have considered running for any sort of office, while 35% of Democratic men and 41% of Republican men have considered the idea. A separate study

conducted by the Brookings Institution found that 51% of female college graduates felt they would not be qualified to run for office in the future, and only 31% of male college graduates felt this way. This shows a distinct difference in confidence levels between men and women in this arena. In recent years, however, there has been an increase in the

number of women who run for office.

The “Year of the Woman” was in 1992. Nationwide, there were 117 women running for Congressional seats that year. (Remember, there are 535 seats!) We currently have over 500 women seeking election for Congress this year. Women are on the rise! This national trend has also become evident in our own county. We have seen it recently in the special election for State Representative District 39. Of the three candidates who filed to run, two of them were women. Women have proven that they can win elections at the same rate as men. Women just have to take the first step. The door is open. The opportunities are there. It is up to you to decide if you’d like to continue to let others make decisions for you, or if you will be one of the decision makers.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology • Pre-Natal Care • Routine Gyn Check-ups • Family Planning / Birth Control • Infertility Evaluation & Basic Treatment • Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Menopausal Management • In Office Hysteroscopy • Heavy Periods / Uterine Fibroids • Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Pap Smears • In Office Scarless Tubal Ligation • Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology • Pessary

Same Day and Next Day Appointments

Most Insurance Accepted Including Medicaid and Medicare

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407-518-1074 Celebration Woman’s Health Center | 1420 Celebration Blvd | Suite 309 | Celebration, FL 34747 Poinciana Woman’s Health Center | 1018 Cypress Parkway | Kissimmee, FL 34759 Hunter’s Creek Woman’s Health Center | 1160 Cypress Glen Circle | Kissimmee, FL 34741 Kissimmee Woman’s Health Center | 13 Neptune Road | Kissimmee, FL 34744 Oviedo Woman’s Health Center | 1410 West Broadway Street | Suite 101 | Oviedo, FL 32765 Avalon Park Woman’s Health Center | 3718 Avalon Park East Blvd. | Orlando, FL 32828

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Osceola Woman May June 2018  
Osceola Woman May June 2018  
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